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Anthony C. FerrucciApril 8, 2017
Anthony C. “Tony” Ferrucci, 85 0f Andover passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday April 8, 2017 at the beautiful “haven” of Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill under the gentle care of a wonderful nursing staff. He battled several acute and chronic illnesses. Since October of 2014, Tony was his happiest at his beloved Marland Place in Andover where he enjoyed dining with his lady friend and was active in several other activities including interacting and mentoring local children, movie going, Bingo and cookouts. He especially loved time spent with his daughters, grandchildren and his great granddaughter. He was active in a number of civic organizations including the Lawrence City Charter and The Immigrant City Archives. Tony was a respected member of The Lawrence community and a deeply spiritual man who often put other people’s needs before his own. He tried his best to teach his children and grandchildren morals and values to live good lives and was proud of them all.
Anthony was born to Antonio and Giuseppina (Orlando) Ferrucci in Lawrence where he spent most of his life. He was a graduate of Lawrence High School and received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He served as a first Lt in the Signal Corps of The US Army from 1956 to 1963. He worked as a top executive with Avco Corporation in designing defense missiles and space capsules such as the Titan. Tony also worked at Dynatrend and Stone & Webster Corporations.
After retirement, he enjoyed caring for his Terriers, walking on the beach and going to shows and plays with his wife. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Theresa B. (Laurin) Ferrucci and his brothers, Frank and Angelo Ferrucci and his son-in-law, Barry Ord. His family members include his daughters, Elena Sachs of Salem, NH and Fran Ord of Lawrence. He also leaves his brother, Albert and his wife, Theresa Ferrucci of Lawrence and his grandsons, Patrick and his wife, Kathleen Ord of Londonderry, NH and Dan Ord and his fiancé, Diane Luis of Lawrence as well as his granddaughter, Melanie Sachs of Cape Cod and his great-granddaughter, Cara Jane Ord of Lawrence. He also leaves his former son-in-law, Michael Sachs of Manchester, NH and his special friend, Adeline “Addie” Pulaski as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday April 13, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday April 18 at 10:00 am in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, MA. (family and friends are asked to please meet at the church). Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Andover. To leave an online condolence, please go to www.dewhirstfuneral.com.